Tuesday, September 30, 2008

weekend at lake barkley...

our weekend was a blast!!!

it consisted of 4 aunts (phyl, sister (veronica), sue, and day-o (demetria), my cousin (theresa)and oj and myself, wine and margaritas and martinis and beer (all were drunk from water glasses), movies (the ringer, sex and the city), games (scrabble, outburst, and scattergories), pajamas (we never got out of our pj's except to shower and don clean ones;), face and belly hurting laughter, facials, a birthday chocolate chip cookie pizza, pizza, donuts, nachos, laughter and more laughter (we were LOUD: it was a damn good thing we had both sides of the duplex in which we stayed!!!), etc.

there were MANY hilarious incidents.
however, one stands out in my mind;
so, i'll share...

we all got up saturday morning and made our way to the deck to drink coffee. when i walked out on the deck, my brother pointed over to what looked like a rock and said, "do you see that yellow lab (labrador retriever) over there???"
i looked again (seeing only a rock) and replied, "ummm??? no???"
he said, "well, day-o (my granddaddy dubbed her day-o for the old harry belafonte "banana-boat song", which was his favorite) thought that was a yellow lab and started whistling for it to come..."


and THAT was when she was sober:b
i hope you had a groovy weekend, too!!!

love and blessings,
dani xx


Jan said...

Sounds like a blast. I love people that let it all hang out and just rip and roar and have the best times. Sounds like it was one of those weekends.

Amanda said...

White Chocolate Martini...yummmm!!
What a fun weekend Dani ~ sounds like my idea of a good getaway!
Amanda xxxx

Christy said...

Sounds like fun! I am a little jealous. I need a vacation at the lake.

Bren's Life said...

What a Great Time! Sounds so fun. Glad you got to spend some fun time with family..
Thanks for the b-day wishes. That was sweet...

Michelle @ A Happy Heart said...

So funny! It looks like such a fun time Dani! So glad you enjoyed yourself, there's nothing better than good fun and family!

Tabitha said...

Great photos Dani ~ you all look like you had a brilliant time!!
I couldn't stop laughing at the rock story ~ goodness knows what she would have seen had she had a few drinks ha ha !!!
love and hugs my friend XXXXX

Cheri and Jesse said...

Dani, your family sounds like so much fun to be around. Love the Lab story!!! How funny is that. And it's one of those stories that will never be forgetten amongst the family!!

Take care,

Tanya said...

WOW! sounds like everyone had a fantastic time! your family sure knows how to have a great time! love the sound of a White Chocolate Martini, awesome photos Miss D!! you need to post more of YOU!!!

have a beautiful day my friend,

t. xxxxx

The Adventures of Maverick & the Mrs. said...

Awesome! Glad you guys had a great weekend! We had a bit of a bender too. We hosted the supper club over here, and things just spiraled downhill fast. I decided not to post any of the pictures in case anyone decides to run for public office someday. :)

SuzanSayz said...

Was this your brother's Birthday that you had written about earlier? It sounds like you guys had more fun than should be legal. Oooh, thats a scarey thought. I hope they never start taxing fun. I'm sure your family and mine would go broke!
Oh and sorry about the milk through the nose while reading my latest post. Next time maybe I should place a warning?

dani said...

hi, jan:) it was DEFINITELY one of those weekends, ha!!! my dad comes from a large family... if there is one thing they know how to do, it's have fun:b

dani said...

hey, amanda:) i left out the strawberry part... it was fun and FUNNY!!!

dani said...

christy, when you lived in kentucky, did you ever vacation in the kentucky/barkley lake areas??? we always did when i was younger.
after john and i got married we started going to cumberland, too.

dani said...

you are welcome, bren:) it is always fun spending time with my family!!!

dani said...

nothing better at all, michelle:) i hope you all are having a great time celebrating the girls' birthday!!!

dani said...

was that not hilarious, tabitha??? i just wish i'd gotten a picture of it!!! i need to get a memory card for my camera; i ran out and didn't have any way of dumping the pictures i had already taken:/

dani said...

cheri, we are definitely a family of "stories"; and, no, she won't live that one down anytime soon, ha!!!

dani said...

tanya, there is one of me... believe me; that all you want to see!!!

dani said...

there's one thing about it, christina; none of us will be running for public office anytime soon:b
i'm happy you had a great weekend as well!!!

dani said...

yes, suz, it was for my brother's birthday!!! and, come to think of it... it was illegal, as the lake area is "dry" country:b

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

That sounds like the best weekend--my kids love singing 'Day-O' :)

dani said...

it WAS great, lisa:) it sounds like you could use one, too!!!
love and prayers,

E and T said...

Hello dear Dani

I have just checked in on Jenn's blog and laughed myself silly there with her postman stroy. Now I have come over to yours and got a good laugh out of the rock story. I would have loved to have seen a photo of this look alike lab rock.

A weekend away with your family would be an absolute blast. Nothing beats getting together with family and laughing yourself silly.

It sure does feel good to stop in and visit. I have missed stopping by. We have all had the boomerang cold, you know the one that goes away and comes back with gusto. Anyway, we're all starting to get better now.

Lots of love and hugs

Hannah said...

I'm glad you had a good time ;]
I get to see you soooooon, I hope! It feels like forever:[


Robin said...

Seriously? How fun would that be?!?! It looks and sounded like you guys had a blast!!!!!!

Next time don't forget to invite your fave bloggy friends, hint hint!!! :-)